Uganda: The ‘Maragoli’ tribe to petition parliament

Published: 29/Jul/2014
Source: Radio One (Uganda)

Elders and leaders of the Maragoli, a tribe which originated from Kenya and settled in parts of Bunyoro and Busoga are in Kampala to petition parliament seeking recognition as an indigenous Ugandan tribe.

Tribes which were in the country by 1926 when the borders were drawn are recognized under the 3rd schedule of the 1995 constitution and the Maragoli argue their elders were in Uganda at that time.

Recently they were blocked from registering for the national ID despite participating as voters and candidates in past elections.

Josephat Siasi is the group’s secretary general says this has prompted them to seek the intervention of parliament noting that they have no-where to call home and that they should be recognized

Story by

Kenneth Lukwago

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2014